Gives Back To Malteenoes
Guyanese all-rounder and Stanford 20/20 millionaire Lennox Cush gave
back to his cricket club yesterday when his brother, Trenton Griffith,
handed over a cheque worth $400,000 to the Malteenoes Sports Club
and Cricket Academy.
The donation is part of a joint initiative by Cush, Deon Ferrier and
Orin Forde, all members of Malteenoes who are reported to have received
no less than $16.5 million each as part of the victorious Guyana team
in the recent Stanford 20/20 tournament.
They have agreed to complete a $1.2 million project to refurbish the
club’s dressing rooms and construct sanitary facilities.
President of the club, Edward Richmond, says the donation is highly
appreciated since the club’s facilities were damaged during
the 2005 flood.
“These guys are like my children and I am grateful that they
are now able to give back.” He noted also that Cush has pledged
to support other club activities to stimulate youth participation.
Griffith said that Cush, who is a member of the USA cricket team,
is thankful for the training and support he received at Malteenoes.
He said his brother feels that all his success would not have been
possible without the club. Cush has been a member of that club for
more than 15 years.
Malteenoes formed the first cricket academy in the Western Hemisphere
in 1993 and has promising young players at the under 19 level such
as captain of the Guyana under-19 team Steven Jacobs, Shemroy Barrington
and Danny Narayan. The club has produced West Indies players such
as Colin Stewart, Barrington Browne and Clayton Lambert.
In addition to this donation, Cush plans to use some of his earnings
to support education in Guyana and development projects in Kitty where
he grew up.